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Publication Order of Digit Books

A Girl Named Digit (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Double Digit (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Nora Goes Off Script (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Same Time Next Summer (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summer Romance (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Click! (With: Elisabeth Wolfe) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Does This Volvo Make My Butt Look Big? (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Annabel Monaghan
Annabel Monaghan grew up in Los Angeles, pondering traffic and what motivates people to put bumper stickers on their cars. She’s since become an avid bumper sticker collector, and like her character Digit, displays them just inside of her house.

Annabel writes a bi-weekly column for The Rye Record and is a regular contributor to The Week. Annabel has her MBA from The University of Pennsylvania, her degree in English from Duke University, and a short history as an investment banker. She also used to teach novel writing at The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College.

“A Girl Named Digit” began with the idea of a fake kidnapping. Annabel just liked the idea of somebody getting removed out of her life for a bit in order to do something cool as everybody back home was worried about her well being. And watching the news coverage would be a lot like attending your own funeral. So she thought quite a lot about what kind of person would need to be fake kidnapped, and she got to a teen math genius that accidentally trips a terrorist group up and needs to vanish pronto.

Then for “Double Digit” she thought quite a bit about the practical applications of math and how Digit’s gift for math could get her into even more trouble. Turns out hacking into the Department of Defense’s mainframe is frowned upon by the authorities. Who knew?

She used to deal with writer’s block by going for a walk or making some tea or phoning her sister. And she found that it wouldn’t help with her writing but she sure was sipping, walking, and talking a bunch.

She’s had to get strict about it in that she’ll force herself to continue writing when she is stuck. She’ll type stuff about how terrible the story is and wonder where she’s even going with it? And if there’s any leftover cookie dough in the fridge. The story’s never getting resolved. Then she’ll add the code takes them to the airport. It’ll take longer than that involves fact finding missions to her fridge, but it works itself out.

“A Girl Named Digit” is the first novel in the “Digit” series and was released in 2012. Farrah “Digit” might be heading to MIT in the fall. However this LA high school genius has left her geek self behind in some other school district so that she can blend in with the popular crowd at Santa Monica High and actually ENJOY her senior year.

However when Farrah, a UCLA math professor’s daughter, unknowingly cracks this terrorist group’s number sequence, her laid back senior year gets much more interesting. Before long she’s personally investigating this case, while on the run from terrorists, and faking her own kidnapping. All while she attempts to convince this hot and young FBI agent to take her seriously. So much for blending in.

“Double Digit” is the second novel in the “Digit” series and was released in 2014. To say that Digit is good at math is a laughable understatement. She has been cracking codes since childhood, and is finally at home with “her people” at MIT in Cambridge. Her talents are so off the charts that her laptop is under surveillance by both an ecoterrorist named Jonas Furnis and the CIA.

So when she thoughtlessly hacks into the Department of Defense’s database, she lands in some serious hot water outside and inside the law.

Readers are going to sad to turn the final page of this sassy, suspenseful, and super smart thriller.

“Nora Goes Off Script” is the first stand alone novel and was released in 2022. Nora’s life is soon going to get a rewrite.

Nora Hamilton knows the formula for love better than anybody. It is her job, as a romance channel screenwriter. However when her too good to work husband leaves her and their two kids, Nora turns her marriage collapsing into some cash and ends up writing the best script of her entire life. Nobody is more surprised than her when it gets picked up for the big screen and is set to film on location at her 100 year old home. When Leo Vance, former Sexiest Man Alive, gets cast as her ne’er do well husband Nora’s life is never going to be the same.

The morning after the shooting wraps up and the crew leaves, Nora finds Leo on her porch with a proposition and a half-empty bottle of tequila. He will pay her a thousand dollars a day in order to stay for one week. The extra seven thousand would give Nora some breathing room, however it is the need in his eyes which makes her agree. Seven days: it’s an eternity or the blink of an eye depending upon how you look at it. Enough time to break your heart or to fall in love.

Filled with wit, warmth, and wisdom, this book is the best sort of love story: the real sort where love is complicated by kids, work, and the emotional baggage which comes with life. For Leo and Nora, this sort of love is bigger than the screen.

“Same Time Next Summer” is the second stand alone novel and was released in 2023. Sam’s life is on track. She’s got the perfect doctor fiance, named Jack (whose strict routines are really a good thing), a great job in Manhattan (unless they happen to fire her), and will soon tour a wedding venue close to her family’s Long Island beach home.

Everything should go according to plan, but the minute she arrives, Sam senses something’s off. Wyatt’s here, her Wyatt. However there’s no reason for this thirty year old engaged woman to feel panicked around the man that broke her heart when she was only seventeen. Right?

But returning to this beach, hearing notes from Wyatt’s guitar float across the night air from next door as if zero time has passed, and Sam’s memories come flooding back to her. The nights spent in the treehouse with Wyatt, feeling his skin on hers, and the truth behind their split. Sam is remembering who she used to be, and while Wyatt reenters her life their link is just as undeniable as it always was. She’ll have to make a choice.

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